January 12, 2012
The university funds technology projects proposed by students, faculty, and staff through the state-mandated technology fee collected from students each year. For 2011-12, the “Tech Fee” program funded projects such as the availability of Netbooks for student use in the libraries and making lynda.com online training available free of charge.
Information about the technology fee is available at http://www.it.ufl.edu/community/techfee/. Anyone in the UF community with an idea that fits the guidelines is encouraged to research its viability with the IT units that would support the project and then submit a concept paper.
The state approved the collection of a technology fee at all of Florida’s public colleges and universities during the 2007 legislative session. The fee was first implemented at UF in fall 2009. Revenue collected from this fee is used solely to enhance instructional technology resources for students and faculty. Any questions about the Tech Fee submission process or awards funding should be sent to Anne Allen.